MIRI – A Twin Otter aircraft of MASwings skidded off the runway while landing
at Marudi airport this afternoon.
Marudi Fire and Rescue Station chief, Zulbada Alior said the plane was
carrying four passengers and two crew members on its way from Miri to Marudi
when the incident occurred.
“The weather was fair and the aircraft skidded 30 metres from the airport
runway into a field near the runway,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.
He said all passengers and crew members were safe and there were no
He said the plane was not damaged.
Meanwhile MASwings, in a statement following the incident, said the Marudi
airport runway was closed after a Twin Otter (DHC6) aircraft operating flight
MH3568 went off the runway upon landing at 3.55 pm today.
“The aircraft is currently grounded to allow engineering inspection and
maintenance to be conducted before returning to service,” it said.
It also said MASwings may have to reschedule its flight frequency for the
Miri-Marudi routes following the runway closure.
The MH3568 flight took off from Miri Airport at 3.40 pm.
The Twin Otter aircraft is part of MASwings Rural Air Services (RAS) fleet